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Is the CFA franc stunting development in francophone Africa?

A French colonial-era currency remains active across 12 francophone...

Capitalising on Africa’s demographic dividend

With as many as 20 million young people poised...

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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

EARLIER this month, 27 journalists from community and national radio stations in Sierra Leone established a unique kind of national network against trafficking in...

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Zimbabwe to sell shares in state firms as part of its economic reforms

ZIMBABWE expects to raise $350 million from selling shares in five state-owned telecommunications companies and...

Kenya waives building approval fees for affordable housing projects

KENYA’S Nairobi City has waived building approval fees for affordable housing projects as a move...

Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique to develop a joint railway

THREE member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique, have...

Tanzania sets up trading centres to curb gold smuggling

TANZANIA has ordered all mineral-producing regions in the East African nation to set up government-controlled...

India proposes pact with Africa to enhance bilateral trade

INDIA has proposed to Africa that both sides should work towards entering into a free...

Burkina Faso wins manganese case against mining group

A PARIS court has dismissed a $2.2bn claim against Burkina Faso lodged by Pan African...

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Italian giants AS Roma launch pidgin English Twitter account

AS Roma, the Italian football giants, continue their cozy engagement with its African audience, especially Nigerians, with the launch of a Twitter account operated...

Backlash over biased foreign media coverage of Ethiopia Airlines crash

SOON after the Ethiopia Airlines crash on March 10, the American-owned Associated Press (AP) came in for flak for seemingly prioritising non-Africans in a...

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Trump hails Ethiopian Airlines, backs reforms in phone call with Abiy

ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received a call from US President Donald Trump on Friday, his office confirmed. The exchange between the two centred on...

Former president Joyce Banda withdraws from Malawi presidential race

MALAWI’S former president Joyce Banda announced her withdrawal from the presidential race and pledged to support main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus...

DRC President frees several political prisoners, 700 others

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo’s  (DRC) new President, Felix Tshisekedi, pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones on Wednesday, state TV reported, a...

DRC: Bemba sues ICC for damages of up to $75 million

FORMER Congolese vice-president Jean Pierre Bemba is suing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for damages of up to $75 million dollars, following his acquittal...

Gabon dismisses rumours president is ‘cloned’

THE Gabonese presidency has dismissed rumours that the ailing president, Ali Bongo, has been replaced by a clone. Bongo, who is currently recovering in Morocco,...

DRC president agrees coalition arrangement with Kabila

FORMER President Joseph Kabila’s coalition will have a say in choosing the next Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to...

Sudan state of emergency curbing public freedoms, says justice minister

A STATE of emergency imposed across Sudan is restricting public freedoms, justice minister Mohamed Ahmed Salim said on Wednesday, as MPs  discussed the measure...

Trump rebuffs African leaders, extends US sanctions against Zimbabwe

PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Monday renewed sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by another year, rebuffing regional leaders who are calling for an end to the...

Sudan opposition leader freed after crackdown, but scores still in detention

SUDANESE authorities have released a senior opposition leader who had been detained since December in connection with demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s rule, his...

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